76ers-Heat best worst: Whiteside, Henderson and woeful foul shooting
My look at some of the best and worst performances from the 76ers' 101-94 victory over the Miami Heat at Wells Fargo Center on Monday:
Best performance: This award goes to Hassan Whiteside, even in a losing effort. The 7-foot, 265-pounder finished with game highs of 32 points and 13 rebounds to go with two blocked shots. The Heat center did, however, have a bout of the hacks, committing five fouls.
Worst performance: There's no way that Josh Richardson could have avoided receiving this award. The Heat small forward missed 10 of his 11 shots en route to finishing with four points.
Best defensive performance: This goes to Robert Covington. His three steals were tied for game high. The Sixers small forward also made life miserable for Richardson.
Best performance by a Sixer: Gerald Henderson got this on a night when Joel Embiid finished with a team-high 22 points. Henderson scored 19 points on 6-for-8 shooting. He made all three of his three-pointers and all four of his foul shots while playing with the flu.
Worst statistic: This goes to the Heat's foul shooting. Miami shot 67.9 percent (19 of 28).
Best statistics: This goes to the Heat's second-chance points. They outscored the Sixers, 26-8, in that category.
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